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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 23, 2009 7:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

All the talk about Irish whiskey has piqued my interest. I am totally unfamiliar with Irish spirits, being more a rum or tequila drinker.

Is Jameson a good introduction to Irish whiskey?
http://www.wine-club-central.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/small_image/170x170/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/j/a/jameson_irish_whisky.jpg


neat?

on the rocks?

with water? ginger ale?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 24, 2009 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

Personally, I prefer Calvados Bill...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvados_(spirit)

Its perfect in a snifter, especially around the holidays and during the cold weather by a fire. The Huard products are very reliable. I suggest you try a vintage bottling. The younger bottles are quite fruity, and smell like an apple cellar after they are opened. Older vintages lose some of their fruit characteristics, but gain other complexities...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 26, 2009 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

Have you ever tried apple brandy in egg nog? I'm not sure you would need quite the quality of spirit you mentioned, but it is a very good variation on the holiday drink.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 26, 2009 3:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

I normally add a bit of Southern Comfort to my Nog, but your concoction sound pretty good! Peace...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 26, 2009 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

I've always associated rum with eggnog but I was introduced to it by a Canadian so you might want to take it with a pinch of salt (the idea - not the eggnog!).

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 26, 2009 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

Yes, rum makes a very tasty nog. Being from the South, my first exposure was with bourbon. I prefer apple brandy, rum or Southern Comfort(in that order).

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 24, 2009 4:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

An Irishman cleaning his rifle shot and killed his wife then dialled 999.
Paddy. Its my wife,I accidently shot her,I killed her!
Operator.Please calm down sir please can you make sure shes really dead.
Click Bang!!!
Paddy. Ok done that whats next

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 26, 2009 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

Jameson's is a fine Irish whiskey, and like most fine things should be appreciated in as unadulterated a form as possible. The addition of a small amount of water can help to bring out the aroma,or 'nose' of the whiskey but additives such as ginger ale can only detract from the flavour and are to be avoided. Other Irish whiskeys you might wish to try are John Powers and Bushmills. William Tell is more knowledgeable on these things than I am, but one thing I will say, if you ever get then chance to sample good Irish poteen on no account pass it up. It can be very fine stuff indeed.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 5, 2009 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

neat it was and it is almost gone....it is very good, though I find it to have a smidge of Tennessee sipping whiskey character...though a bit smoother

I also tried Bushmills...very similar but I believe I prefer the Jameson

Bushmills does make a tasty Irish Coffee-HOLD the whipped cream damnit

surprised I didn't hear from Sir Wm. on this one

DR'71-nice looking brewery you've got there

I'm really more a beer man myself, but do enjoy a bit of whiskey on occasion. If you haven't experienced it, and can find Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron I expect you will find it to your liking

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 26, 2009 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

This thread brought to you by Pigpen and Foster Brooks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8L-ZZSc8JU

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 26, 2009 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

I'm more of a homebrew beer type. This is a pic of my basement brewery:

On the table a pint of English ESB, in the left fermenter is a rauchbier (smoked beer) finishing up primary fermentation, and in the right fermenter is a Marzen aging in a secondary fermenter. Not pictured in my refrigerator is a Czech-style Pilsner which I just brewed on Monday.

Maybe some of you can meet me at Furthur in VA or DE in February and you can try a glass or 2.



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Poster: Agricola Date: Nov 24, 2009 3:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sine Metu-Jameson question (NON Dead)

This is a good Irish. I prefer Old Bushmill.